In an editorial that in some states would qualify as an assault and battery of House Speaker Frank McNulty, The Denver Post accuses legislative Republicans of being just as focused on social issues as are legislative Democrats, who have spent the last several days attacking McNulty and the GOP for killing civil unions legislation.
But in its editorial, The Denver Post chose a strange example of extraneous social issues to attach to the GOP: repealing Obamacare.
From the Post:
Unable to offer a straightforward defense, McNulty conjured a laughable explanation that tried to shift the blame to the Democratic governor and a "divisive social agenda."
"This is Gov. Hickenlooper's special session that he called for the purpose of passing same-sex marriage," McNulty said. "From our perspective, our side is focused on job creation and economic recovery."
That argument conveniently forgets the divisive issues raised by his party. The first debate of this year's session was on a hopeless resolution calling for a constitutional convention — the last one was held in 1787 — to repeal the Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare." Then there were debates on gun rights; a bill that called for drug testing of welfare moms; a measure calling for the federal government to sell land; and the centerpiece of job creation: criminalizing "unlawful termination of a pregnancy." [Peak emphasis]
Now we know it for certain, the Post is off the rails. Repealing Obamacare is not a social issue, in the "guns, God, and Gays" mold (to use the common refrain). It is not some marginal fantasy of an issue contrived by House Republicans either.
It was the Number One issue of the 2010 election. We all remember former Congresswoman Betsy Markey, correct? The reason she is not in Congress today is because she got on the wrong side of the "social issue" known as Obamacare.
This is where the story gets interesting.
Today, The Weekly Standard is reporting that President Barry Obama is dangerously close to losing the Arkansas Democratic primary to a random guy who, until about 12 hours ago, was about as well known as any name in the phone book in Backwardsville, Arkansas. And what is Obama's Democratic primary opponent running on, you wonder?
Wolfe also said he supports repealing the president's signature legislation, Obamacare, which he says doesn’t lower health care costs even if the White House claims otherwise.
“I don’t think it’s right in principle to force people to buy from monopolies,” Wolfe said. “The thing about Obamacare is it’s the best thing for the stock prices of insurance companies.” Wolfe added that he supports a single-payer health care system because it will be more cost effective.
Why none other than the repeal of Obamacare, that waste-of-time tangent and social issue that Frank McNulty and House Republicans wasted their time on this year.
If repealing Obamacare is a social issue, then Barack Obama's next political job will be Mayor of Little Rock.
Repeal of Obamacare is a genuine concern to a significant portion of the electorate, those who live in Colorado and apparently those who vote in Democrat primaries in Arkansas.